This weekend was so good on so many levels.
Like Suzanne said we got to spend some quality time together away from the house. We felt so free for that time. It was only 20 minutes, but so rejuvinating, both individually and as a couple.
I also got to go to a wonderful young adults conference this past weekend. I was there by myself. It was the first time since our little family has grown that I've attended a conference by myself, and wasn't partially distracted, wondering how little Amia was doing, who she was with, what she might be getting into. There were so many wonderful people there and it was great to be able to focus on them and really be there.
I also had the opportunity to present Saturday morning. I'd been nervous about it all week once I learned that there would be upwards of 100 people, and several very prominent people in the audience that I really admire. I kept thinking about it, and finally what changed my attitude was when I thought to myself, about 15 minutes before starting, the National Spiritual Assembly loves me, and they want me to do well. I owe it to everyone to do my best. That almost completely did away with my nervousness. I took the podium and had a great time! It was so fun to share all these ideas with people, things I'd been thinking about for some time, things that changed my life for the better in many ways.
Here is the presentation that I gave: My Seven Valleys Powerpoint